Harvey impresses But Lincecum finds old form As does Mets’ defense
The Mets failed to make a trade. No one added; no one lost. The good news is, Matt Harvey pitches tonight.
Gloves betray Hefner Hairston heroics assure He’s not forgotten
Look, I get it. You don’t want Jason Bay to play for the Mets anymore. It makes sense. Jason Bay, since returning from the disabled list on June 8, has posted a slash line, in 69 plate appearances of .095/.174/.190. To put that in perspective, Ike Davis didn’t have a… Read More →
Dickey rights the ship Wright, Hairston, Murphy double Home much-needed runs
Ike’s three-homer game Cannot dig out of Young’s hole Hero ends on deck
D’backs batter Niese Despite home runs from Wright, Ike Is Harvey back yet?
One of my favorite memories as a Mets fan came not during a playoff run, or during a particular run of greatness from an individual. It happened during a meaningless August series against the Phillies in 1995, with the Mets 23 games out of first place. My father took me… Read More →
Debutante Harvey Curves and heat to admire He curtsies; we cheer
Earlier this week, I touched on the knock-on effects that failing to do things like retain Jose Reyes has on the New York Mets’ ability to compete. But we have a particularly useful example of how this is true in the trade offer the Mets declined from San Diego. The… Read More →
Here’s what the Mets knew last winter. Mike Nickeas, 2011 Triple-A stats: .214/.286/.304 Mike Nickeas, career MLB stats, through 2011: .190/.239/.254 Josh Thole, career against LHP: .197/.266/.268 How the Mets did not get a reasonable backup for Josh Thole, one who could hit lefties (and plenty were available for relatively… Read More →
Though Hefner excels, Strasburg stymies Mets’ offense And Byrdak erupts
Entering the 2012 season, the New York Mets had two players they hoped would learn new positions well enough to justify their bats in the lineup. One was Lucas Duda in right field. The other was Daniel Murphy at second base. The verdict is in on Duda; he failed to… Read More →
Fallible Dickey And impotent bats make for Quick, painful Mets night
Well, it looks like Lucas Duda won’t be hitting 30 home runs this year. Duda has been sent down to Triple-A, where he will play first base and left field. The Duda in right experiment is over. What this means for Duda-who isn’t any better equipped to play left than… Read More →